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Former Hinsdale Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Conspiracy Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – Michael Racine, 50, formerly of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, in August 2019, Racine worked with another individual to distribute crack cocaine in and around the Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, VT areas.  Specifically, on at least two occasions, investigators either directly or through intermediaries purchased crack cocaine from Racine.  On a third occasion, Racine fled after being provided with buy money but before providing the crack cocaine.  Racine was arrested in February 2022, and has been detained pending trial.

            Racine is scheduled to be sentenced on January 9, 2023.

            This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Keene, NH Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.



Updated September 19, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 22-107